This fellowship opportunity is for you if you are interested in activism, community organizing, nonprofit program administration, or social justice education.
The Outreach Team is responsible for ensuring our films go beyond education and inspire action in the community. You will have an opportunity to engage with a wide audience to screen and share BNF’s feature and short films and to take action on issue-based campaigns. The Team builds and maintains collaborative relationships with a large network of concerned activists, organizations, groups, schools, faith communities, and legislators. The goal is to facilitate the use of BNF films for organizing, education, and advocacy around key social justice issues.
The Community Outreach Fellow plays an important role on this Team by supporting research, outreach, relationship management and maintaining our Brave New Educators program. They will engage in developing and implementing online and offline outreach strategies that target schools, organizations and community groups. The Fellow will also serve as the point of contact for a portfolio of community groups and/or educators. The Outreach fellow will also have opportunities to visit classrooms in the Los Angeles area to screen our films and engage with college and high school students. The Fellow will play an important role in expanding the impact of Brave New Films by going beyond raising awareness about critical issues and helping our audiences move towards action.
- Work closely with the Outreach Director to identify and research new potential audiences for screening outreach, strategic partnerships, and coalitions;
- Devise and implement outreach strategies based on current events;
- Establish and maintain relationships beneficial to outreach and partnerships;
- Collect data, analyze and prepare reports about our constituents and outreach trends;
- Assist with tabling and facilitating at film screenings, conferences, schools, and community events;
- Schedule and visit classroom screenings in Los Angeles area schools;
- Identify and participate in relevant community events, often on weekends or in the evenings, to represent and promote all Brave New Films;
- Collect and organize content (photos, quotes, testimonials etc.) for marketing purposes;
- Assist in designing content for discussion guides and blogs - research and verify facts, write background, etc.;
- Maintain an active presence on the Brave New Educators’ Facebook group;
- And other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of and passion for progressive politics and social justice;
- Experience with campus, community, union, or political outreach or organizing;
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable communicating with all levels of audiences through various media including phone, email, and in-person, (bilingual is a plus);
- Highly organized, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively;
- Demonstrated leadership skills in completing their own projects in a timely manner;
- Experience with and interest in in-depth research;
- Experience working with data systems and/or data entry;
- Adept with Google Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint;
- Curiosity, flexibility, desire to learn, a sense of humor, and open to sharing ideas.